NORTH AMITYVILLE, Long Island, New York — Two Suffolk County police officers were severely hurt after a car plowed into their patrol car after the other vehicle failed to stop for a stop sign. The two officers received a helicopter transport to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of severe injuries. Fortunately, those injuries are not believed to the life-threatening, serious though they might be. According to Newsday, the driver of the vehicle that ran the stop sign received notice of numerous traffic law summons as well as motor vehicle summons. The condition of the officers is unknown at this time. The driver of the car that ran the stop sign, along with the driver of a third car involved sustained injuries in the crash as well.
The officers who investigate the horrific crash determined that a 2005 Honda operated by a male refused and failed to stop at a stop sign on Birch Road and New Highway. The 2005 Honda drove into the intersection without stopping and plowed into a Suffolk County Police patrol car occupied by two police officers. The police vehicle was unmarked. From a photograph appearing in Newsday, the black Ford Explorer sports utility vehicle driver by the Suffolk County police officers was severely damaged on both sides of the vehicle. The airbags were deployed as well.
The collision with the 2005 Honda forced the Honda and the Ford SUV patrol vehicle into a 2004 Toyota sedan. Newsday did not indicate in which direction the 2004 Toyota was traveling at the time of the collision.
The exact nature of the officers’ injuries was not disclosed by Suffolk Police. The driver of the 2004 Toyota, as well as the driver of the Honda, sustained injuries as well. There were no passengers in either vehicle.
Suffolk Police did not publicly release the names of the police officers involved or the precise nature of their injuries.
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